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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#451 Post by Computer Raheem » Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:22 pm

Jeffrey Wells wrote:
Sun Aug 15, 2021 9:50 pm
"Side issue: Speaking of NY-area boozing and whatnot, what to make of a certain Irish-Italian from middle-class New Jersey stock who can’t control his hostility?…I was raised not too far from his old neighborhood…in WASPier, moderately mellow, middle class Westfield with a drinking “Mad Men” dad. In the combative high school culture that I was forced to grapple with I used to resent the socially aggressive and pugnacious “guineas” in that town…so the party in question is partly a would-be James Joyce, partly a Sonny Corieone macho type…the other side is that the party in question, an AA guy, has the manner and attitude of a dry drunk. My father (who turned sober in ‘75) was the same or similar…he had charm and politeness when it served him, but he could be sullen, snippy, dismissive and scowling from time to time. Rest assured that the party in question is the most relentlessly toxic human being I've ever known in my life. He keeps saying: "I'm up here, Wells, and you're way down there."
I've thought for a while that Jeffrey Wells is the film "critic" equivalent to Ignatius J. Reilly; now I've begun to believe that, as a person, he is simply becoming Ignatius J. Reilly.

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#452 Post by swo17 » Sun Aug 15, 2021 10:27 pm

Naw, Ignatius J. Reilly is readable

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#453 Post by Maurice Micklewhite » Sat Aug 28, 2021 3:40 am

Wells has decided that he will hate the upcoming Dune and a fascinating and sad discussion occurred about

https://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2021/08 ... his-place/

As always, he couldn't mask his bitterness that someone else - in this case, Anne Thompson - was invited to a preview screening and he wasn't.
"Thompson was invited to see it the other day at the Steve Ross theatre on the Warner Bros. lot, you see, and there was wine and cheese and whatnot served in the lobby, and it was all very lah-dee-dah."
One commentator felt pity for Wells and extolled his desperate yearning for acceptance in a culture that has increasingly left him behind.
On a basic human level, I genuinely feel terrible for Wells. To spend an entire lifetime doing what you dearly love, what you feel compelled to do in your core, only at the very end to be told by The Powers That Be (TM) that you are no longer welcome anywhere, that your opinions are verboten, that the only way you get to practice your craft is to pay for it yourself like an audience chump... that's got to be a miserable place to be.

47 years, and this, this is his lasting reward, the consequences for burning most every professional and personal bridge along the way. He will continue to blame it on woke scolds and shifting political winds, of course. Samurai poet cowboys are not ones for introspection and reassessment, of course.

It's a shame. It's Shakespearean. If life was just, Jacob Marley would shamble out of the Movie Poop Shoot HQ bathroom and show 2000s Wells what's become of 2020s Wells, and avoid this fate altogether.

Alas, life is not just, life is toil.
Wells couldn't leave this alone and proclaimed that 2017 was the moment that everything apparently changed. What this has to do with Dune - or people liking Dune - I am not exactly sure, but he is certain that he didn't get small, Film Twitter did.
I am exactly the same person I was in 2016 and 2012 and 2009 and 2005 and '99 and '94, etc. And you know what? Everything was cool in '94, '99, '05, '09, '12 and '16. I haven't changed. The culture has changed. The last two to three years have been defined by measures against those who decline to talk the woke talk and walk the woke walk. We are living through a kind of Spanish inquisition -- a punitive '50s blacklist chapter -- an era of leftish Stalinist terror.

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#454 Post by Gregory » Mon Aug 30, 2021 5:50 pm

All bad events are exactly the same, I guess, so the Spanish Inquisition is the same as the Hollywood blacklist, which is the same as the Great Purge, and they're all the same as when Dr. Yueh betrayed Duke Leto Atreides. Is "woke Twitter" Baron Harkonnen or the Guild Navigator?

If anyone really believes they're "exactly the same person" they were in 1994, then there's the problem. I believe we're supposed to keep learning and maturing in adulthood, and it has nothing to do with falling in line with the exact ideology of some nefarious cultural gatekeepers. There's been a whole array of voices and opinions on the internet since, well, 1994, but lately there are more that seem to make many white boomers feel judged and cornered. But no one on Twitter is forced to be in lockstep with anything except things that violate TOS, and even that is barely enforced. This dude will probably be a raving narcissist the rest of his life.

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#455 Post by cdnchris » Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:10 pm

I can't remember where I came across it, probably online somewhere, but there was a statement along the lines of: if you've gone through life without realizing at one point you were an asshole then chances are you're still an asshole.

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#456 Post by domino harvey » Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:39 pm

Raylan Givens!
You run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. You run into assholes all day, you're the asshole.

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#457 Post by cdnchris » Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:41 pm

That might have been what it was! Ha! The saying stuck with me but couldn't remember where I came across it.

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#458 Post by swo17 » Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:56 pm

That's a great quote of course, but the way Chris put it to be about self-awareness as to the course of your own life feels truthful in a whole other way

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#459 Post by Maurice Micklewhite » Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:03 am

domino harvey wrote:
Mon Aug 30, 2021 6:39 pm
Raylan Givens!
You run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. You run into assholes all day, you're the asshole.
This line is frequently quoted in the HE comments section.

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#460 Post by zedz » Tue Aug 31, 2021 2:42 am

domino harvey wrote:Raylan Givens!
You run into an asshole in the morning, you ran into an asshole. You run into assholes all day, you're the asshole.
That goes much further back than Justified, but it’s a great line wherever it originated.

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#461 Post by Maurice Micklewhite » Sat Sep 04, 2021 11:45 pm

Has Jeff Wells gone full MAGA?

https://hollywood-elsewhere.com/2021/09 ... 5522710722

One commentator wrote some clearly racist garbage about Markle. You don't have to be a Markle supporter to see this as what it is.
Markle doesn't have to but if you go around dunking on white people for racism, privilege, supremacy, etc, which she does, one has to wonder why she prefers whites and wants her kids to look like them if they are so incurably bad. You can fight for one's rights without poo-pooing the other community but if you do than overwhelming dating/marriage preference for that community makes one wonder about your true motives. Also see AOC, Ilhan Omar, Kamala Harris, Jordan Peele, Kumail Nanjani. They all dunk on whites and yet married/date whites.
Wells assures us that - while he deplores "actual racism" - "her relationship history speaks for itself."
I hate knee-jerk pearl-clutchers who default to “I smell racism!” every second or third comment. I’ve had it with you. I despise and am repelled by actual racism as much as anyone else, and I'm up to here with hysterical accusations and attempts to condemn willy-nilly.

And as far as Markle is concerned, she's an ambitious player. She's always gone for the power & the dough. Her relationship history speaks for itself

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#462 Post by Jack Kubrick » Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:07 pm

Lest we all forget his heart-touching tribute to Alex Trebek, landing on this humble bragging.
Jeffrey Wells wrote: Be that as it may, when historians do their research about what life was really like in this town and what really mattered deep down, they would be foolish to ignore the deep-dish samurai rumblehog ruminations on Hollywood Elsewhere. They SURE AS SHIT won't be exploring the Jeopardy archives, I can tell you that.

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#463 Post by Never Cursed » Tue Sep 28, 2021 7:35 pm

Wells just spoiled the ending to No Time To Die in the first sentence and subject line of his reaction blog post - not sure if that's an incredibly stupid move or just a hysterical one

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#464 Post by domino harvey » Tue Sep 28, 2021 8:20 pm

If he’s not banned already from every studio event and function, he will be after that

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#465 Post by Brian C » Tue Sep 28, 2021 9:02 pm

That’s just how you roll when you’re a deep-dish samurai rumblehog.

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#466 Post by Never Cursed » Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:28 pm

Evidently he was invited to whatever screening he saw it at though - who on earth invited him to even a mildly sensitive event like this?

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#467 Post by bottled spider » Tue Sep 28, 2021 10:42 pm

Jack Kubrick wrote:
Tue Sep 28, 2021 5:07 pm
Lest we all forget his heart-touching tribute to Alex Trebek, landing on this humble bragging.
Jeffrey Wells wrote: Be that as it may, when historians do their research about what life was really like in this town and what really mattered deep down, they would be foolish to ignore the deep-dish samurai rumblehog ruminations on Hollywood Elsewhere. They SURE AS SHIT won't be exploring the Jeopardy archives, I can tell you that.
I couldn't find rumblehog on Urban Dictionary, but deep-dish means "to place one's face in someone else's booty and motorboat it until it becomes sloppy with fecal matter usually topped off with a mystery sauce". I wonder if rumblehog was a typo for rumble log: "The placement of an erect penis between another's buttocks whilst flatulating." What samurai means in this context is anybody's guess.

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#468 Post by therewillbeblus » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:28 pm

Times like these make me so glad I'm not on Film Twitter, or any other social media outlets where this would be reposted. To think some of us have been anxiously waiting for two years on top of the announcement and production timelines to have it spoiled by a "professional" communicator..

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#469 Post by Never Cursed » Tue Sep 28, 2021 11:42 pm

To be fair, no one that I saw actually reposted the info, just that Wells had posted it (though of course you should always be glad that you are not on Film Twitter...)

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#470 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:02 am

Anyone who wants to see the new James Bond would do well to treat this like any of the new Star Wars films and go offline until you see it because this will not stay in Wells’ corner of the internet for long

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#471 Post by domino harvey » Wed Sep 29, 2021 12:12 am

He’s pulled the original and written a long whine about how he was doing a service by spoiling it and how he should be applauded for giving his readers what they want

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#472 Post by Maurice Micklewhite » Sat Oct 02, 2021 11:36 pm

No, he wasn't invited to the "No Time To Die" screening.

According to HE's Own Felix Leiter - Jordan Ruimy - it was actually Sasha Stone who spilled the beans.
I didn’t tell Jeff the ending, Sasha did. Anyways, knowing Jeff, he probably did it out of spite for not being invited to the screening. He’s, more or less, been blacklisted by every publicist in L.A.
Wells justified his decision in a "sorry, not sorry" follow-up, which he published after deleting the original post.
Invite me to a screening and ask me to sign an NDA or otherwise keep it zipped until a certain date…sure. But no invite and no NDA…tough shit. That was my viewpoint earlier today.
Wells also deleted to comments and banned users that pointed out what a pathetic move this was before putting the article behind his paywall in order to create the illusion that he has more active subscribers than he actually does.

Wells has always been an unstable loser with a victim complex, but he's now graduated into being the most tiresome person on the planet. Or, as someone commented on Twitter, this was
Another desperate move from Patreon’s favorite hobo.

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#473 Post by Never Cursed » Sun Oct 03, 2021 12:11 am

Who knows if Ruimy's claim is actually true, but I'd love it if this incident somehow took out a bunch of the worst film journo grifters in one fell swoop - if he also wants to frame, like, Grace Randolph, fine by me

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Re: The Jeffrey Wells Thread

#474 Post by Monkey Ballz » Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:52 pm

May I say a little something? 74 year-old [Richard] Jenkins is too old to have had an affair. The workout club manager he played in Burn After Reading, maybe, or the guy in The Visitor or the gay FBI agent in Flirting With Disaster but his Humans dad is way, way past it. Grey haired, paunchy, neck wattle…forget it. In movies as in life you’re allowed to have crazy extramarital affairs up until your early 60s (if you look good), but not beyond that.
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#475 Post by zedz » Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:03 pm

Now I'll never need to wonder what you'd get if you mixed this with this:
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